This refreshing drink is sure to quench your thirst and make you reach for another. From its health and beauty benefits to the way it can be used in a number of delicious cocktails, Japanese yuzu is the fruit to enjoy this summer!
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The Tanabata Festival comes once a year. However, you can enjoy its traditional cuisine anytime with delicious, cold somen noodles. With a variety of options for decorations, the possibilities are as numerous as the stars.
July brings two significant holidays to Japan: Tanabata and Doyo No Ushi No Hi. One celebrates the fated reunion of two stars, while the other has less epic origins—but equally delicious food traditions.
In Japan, cooking fresh food in season ensures great taste and nutrition in every meal. In the month of August, many Japanese dishes feature tomatoes and corn, which are healthy and delicious, and can be prepared in many different ways.
Eating cold noodles can be a great option to beat the heat of summer. Whether you drain and chill your noodles on a zaru or experiment with unique ingredients that add color and flavor, you won't be disappointed with these cool Japanese noodles!
One of Japan's three major holiday seasons, August features two important cultural traditions: Hassaku No Iwai and Obon. The former is born from agricultural heritage, and the latter, Buddhist rituals.
Quick & Easy Recipes
Thinking of a easy breakfast/lunch to make? Try the pizza toast but with miso for a Japanese taste.
Healthy smoothie with a hint of green tea will get you ready for the day.
This traditional Japanese dish is a popular appetizer. The miso paste matches perfectly with the eggplants, making you want to eat more!
Ketchup rice covered with a thin omelet. Try this once and you might fall in love with the tastiness!
Soy milk dressing is healthier than your regular Caesar salad dressing!
Recipe for those getting bored of avocado toasts.
Quick, healthy, and bursting with flavor. This recipe for tofu teriyaki sandwiches is both vegetarian and loaded with Umami. Learn how to do it right with our easy-to-follow recipe and all of our cooking tips here.
Soups are an important part of Japanese food culture, but they are often overlooked. Here is an easy recipe for a ginger and onion spiced tuna, mushroom and onion dashi soup that's perfect for almost any season.
Easy-to-follow recipe and video for enoki mushroom and spinach mayonnaise salad, plus everything you need to know about Japanese mushrooms and mayonnaise.
Many Japanese families have their own Nikujyaga recipes, which gets passed down from generation to generation. Discover your own take of the Nikujyaga recipe!
Japanese pancakes are deliciously light and fluffy breakfast treat. The pancakes are made with whipped eggs and steamed to achieve an amazingly pillowy texture, like a soufflé.
Topped with whipped cream, berries and syrup, our Japanese style pancakes are lighter and creamier than what is common in the west. Find out the secret to their delightful fluffiness with our recipe and then make them yourself at home!
Tonkatsu, fried pork cutlet, is a popular Japanese dish. But there are many other types of katsu featuring chicken, fish, or other ingredients. You can also enjoy katsu in a variety of delicious ways, from a simple sandwich to heartwarming curries.
Tokoroten, also known as Japanese jelly noodles, are a cold noodle dish made from kanten, a gelatinous substance made from seaweed. This vegetarian and healthier alternative to pasta can be enjoyed as either a savory or sweet dish.
The secret to the fluffy and light texture of Japanese style cheesecake is in the merengue style batter that we use and the secret cooking technique. Learn how to do both with this recipe.
As an alternative to ordinary roses, why not give a gift of Japanese rose syrup or Japanese rose salt, either of which will last much longer and add a touch of flavor and elegance to many dishes.